Dilli's Red Fort
By NL Batra
Delhi's Red Fort: The Citadel by the River was inaugurated with great fanfare. The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan arrived with a grand retinue. Prince Dara Shikoh scattered gold and silver coins over his father's head as he walked up to the gates. The palaces were decorated; the courtyards covered with rich carpets and colourful hangings. Velvet and silk from China adorned the roof, walls and colonnades of the Diwan-e-Am ....
The Red Fort is known by many names such as Qila-i-Mubarak (the fortunate citadel) or Qila-i-Shahjahanabad. It gets its colour from red sandstone and is also known as the Lal Qila. Here is where the kings lived; the knights fought valiantly. Indeed, this magnificent monument bears testimony to another time, another world.
NL Batra, former Superintending Engineer, Archaelogical Survey of India has been closely associated with historical monuments in India for over four decades.
A prolific writer, he has regularly contributed to periodicals in India and abroad. His earlier book on heritage conservation, preservation and restoration of monuments received wide acclaim from scholars and historians. He is also the author of Jama Masjid: Call of the Soul.
Size: 23cm x 30.3cm
|Packing Weight||1 kg|
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